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Suns’ Kelly Oubre excited to play, learn Spanish from Ricky Rubio


Kelly Oubre of the Phoenix Suns expressed his excitement to play, as well as learn Spanish from new teammate Ricky Rubio.

Per Cody Cunningham of nba.com, Oubre noted that they now have a ‘true point guard’ in Rubio. He added that he’s seen Rubio’s growth as a player over the years. But apart from basketball, he’s Oubre is also pumped to learn some Spanish.

“We have a true point guard and I’m excited to play with him,” I’ve played against him for about four years and I’ve seen his growth as a player. I’ve been watching Ricky Rubio and I’ve always respected his game. Now we’re on the same side together… Plus, I’m also excited to learn a little Español.”

Oubre, 23, is set to play his first full season with the Suns in the upcoming season. To recall, after spending his first three and a half years in the league with the Washington Wizards, the 3-and-D player was shipped to the Suns in December 2018.

It was a major turn in the young Kansas product’s career. But from the looks of it, at least in his first half-season with the team, Oubre is a perfect fit. In 40 games (12 starts), Oubre averaged a career-best 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. He had 1.4 steals per game and 1.0 block.

With Rubio in the team — a premiere guard with excellent passing and defensive abilities — Oubre might reach his full potential sooner than later.